Eleni (movie)

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Directed byPeter Yates
Written byNicholas Gage
Steve Tesich
Produced byNicholas Gage
Mark Pick
Nick Vanoff
Nigel Wooll (associate producer)
CinematographyBilly Williams
Edited byRay Lovejoy
Music byBruce Smeaton
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • 1 November 1985 (1985-11-01)
Running time
114 min.
CountryUnited States
Budget$12 million[1]
Box office$305,102

Eleni is the 1985 movie adaptation of the memoir Eleni by Greek-American journalist Nicholas Gage. Directed by Peter Yates with a screenplay by Steve Tesich, the movie stars John Malkovich, Kate Nelligan, Linda Hunt and Glenne Headly.

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The movie is told in a flashback format with Gage, now living in the United States, returning to his native Greece to solve the mystery of his mother's death when he was a child. The movie looks back to the effect of the 1940s Greek Civil War on the remote Greek village of his upbringing in the northwestern Greek region of Epirus; and he investigates what happened to his mother after Communist guerrillas of the Democratic Army of Greece (ΔΣΕ) invade the village of Lia.

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References[change | change source]

  1. "Eleni". AFI. 1985-11-01. Retrieved 2021-05-21.

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